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Harry S. Truman: ‘Socialism is a Scare Word’
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Are Venezuelans Being ‘Shot in the Streets’ After a 2012 Gun Ban?
An April 30 2019 text-based Facebook post (archived here) claiming that 2012 gun control legislation in Venezuela prompted political unrest was shared over 100,000 times in a few days: https://www.facebook.com/david.o.jeffcoat/posts/10218751538115494 The status update, which came in text form without news links or other form of citation or context, and it drew a direct line between […]
Are FDR and LBJ Era ‘Say No to Socialism’ Buttons Authentic?
On February 21 2019, economist and former United States Secretary of Labor Robert Reich published a tweet alongside what appeared to be an image of two political buttons from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s and Lyndon B. Johnson’s campaigns: Although Reich made no specific reference to the “say ‘no’ to socialism” buttons shown, he wrote: For over […]
Did Ronald Reagan Say Socialism ‘Only Works in Two Places,’ Heaven and Hell?
On February 10 2019, Senator Chris McDaniel shared a meme quoting Ronald Reagan on “socialism” only functioning properly in two places: Above a black-and-white photograph of President Reagan, the meme read: SOCIALISM ONLY WORKS IN TWO PLACES: HEAVEN, WHERE THEY DON’T NEED IT, AND HELL WHERE THEY ALREADY HAVE IT. Iterations of the same quote […]
Did Winston Churchill Say Socialism is the Philosophy of Failure?
On February 8 2019, a Facebook user shared the following meme, featuring images of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez above a purported quote from British wartime leader Winston Churchill: Underneath two identical images of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it featured a photograph of Churchill and a quote: CHURCHILL ON SOCIALISM: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of […]
Is a Meme About Taxes Europeans Pay for Their ‘Free Stuff’ Accurate?
On December 18, 2018, a Facebook user shared this meme about tax and purported socialism in several European countries: In addition to a chart listing purported figures for Germany, England, Italy, and Greece, its text read: JUST WANTED TO SHOW ALL OF YOU WHO THINK SOCIALISM IS THE WAY TO GO. THIS IS HOW MUCH PEOPLE […]